Passenger critically injured, driver arrested after Mt. Pleasant accident

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mppd1On Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 10:28 p.m., a Mount Pleasant Police Officer was responding to back-up another Officer non-emergency, when at the Intersection of State Highway 20/Washington Avenue and 90th Street, he witnessed a 2001 White Ford Truck, Fail to Yield while performing a Left turn onto southbound 90th Street. The Ford truck while failing to Yield was struck by an eastbound 2005 Dodge Truck. The collision caused both vehicles to spin violently and the Ford took down a traffic control light pole. The Officer quickly exited his patrol vehicle and rendered First aid while awaiting further assistance. Multiple agencies arrived to assist. Sturtevant Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the South Shore Fire Department assisted at the scene. A passenger in the right front seat of the Ford Truck had to be extricated and flown via Flight for Life to Froedert Hospital due to his severe injuries. At this time he is in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit being treated for those injuries.

 

The driver of the Ford Truck identified as a 21 year old of Mount Pleasant was arrested for OWI causing great Bodily harm, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Yield while performing left turn. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to severe damage. The other driver involved suffered minor injuries to his hands. This crash continues to be investigated by the Wisconsin State Patrol Traffic Reconstruction Investigation Unit and the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Updates referring to the passengers status will be sent out.

 

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 884-0454 option #4 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, via e-mail through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with your text message.”